Just finished watching a very good documentary on Channel 4 about Death (Channel 4 breaking taboo's again it manages to discuss death in grown-up way). The program covered 3 women who died of ovarian cancer - something very significant to me because my own mother died from ovarian cancer just before christmas. I watched the program and found it both touching and informative - I probably understand what my Mum went through more now than before as well as getting more background on the subject in general.
It also ties in with the Daily Mail reporting how you are 10% more likely to survive cancer if you live in continental europe rather than britain.
Watching the sufferers go through chemotherapy or choosing to aim for a better quality of life reinforces my view that too much emphasis is placed in hunting for a cure instead of prevention and quality of life. Both medical and pharmacutical industry seem to be more interested in treating the tumour than the person - usually at great expense/profit.
On a lighter note - I spoke too soon about bugs in my freelance project : 10 minutes into documentation this evening I found a showstopper and a couple of typos and so won't finish til tomorrow evening after spending 30 minutes debugging instead of documenting.